I was looking at my JP2, which has the Barbasol shaving can mod, and wondered why wouldn't Stern go to Barbasol and try to get a few bucks to add this themselves? Then I started thinking about advertising on pinballs. Rumor is that Stern is adding wifi. Wasn't sure why or how it would help pinball. Then the evil thoughts came. What if they plan on selling ad space on the screen in attract mode. Touchtunes has done it for years. Next would be ads between balls, similar to phone apps.
If this was presented to you either as an operator or homeowner would you be okay with it, if it lowered cost by several hundred bucks.
The next evil thought to cross my mind...is this the reason for the huge price increases for the last few years. Now they can roll back to 2016 prices and tell us they are looking out for their customers.
Again, these are just some random thoughts to cross my mind. I am not in the loop. I have not heard any rumors.
After a disaster in our datacenter took down our server, we are now running Pinside on a brand new server. However, things may not work as expected as we are still polishing the playfield and adjusting some switches! We might be switching to maintenance mode a few times. Please see this forum topic for more info.